Man Sentenced in Home Invasion

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A Fayetteville man was sentenced to a total of 40 years in prison after a home invasion in November left his friend dead.

David Richardson pleaded guilty to manslaughter, being an accomplice to burglary, robbery and theft as part of a plea deal, according to the Northwest Arkansas Times. He was sentenced to 59 years in prison with 19 years suspended.

In November 2011, police say Richardson and Roderick Cooper broke into a home on Olive Avenue. A man they surprised inside the home shot Cooper, who later died.

Richardson left the scene with two other people, police say.

The case remains under investigation.